The 21th Annual SSCI Nephrology Young Investigators’ Forum

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 The 21th Annual SSCI Nephrology Young Investigators’ Forum will be held virtually on February 24, 2021.  

The purpose of the Nephrology Young Investigators’ Forum is to create a meeting where research trainees in the SSCI/AFMR region can present their original research observations or data in an informal format. An additional goal is that this forum will afford these young investigators an opportunity to virtually meet peers in the renal research arena that hopefully will emphasize the value of research and promote a favorable image for careers in academic Nephrology/Medicine. Once again, the goal is to have at least one trainee nominated by each training program in the Southeast to attend the Research Forum. Trainees will be defined as MD, PhD or MD/PhD trainees in a fellowship training program in nephrology. PhD trainees who are more than four years out from their terminal degree are excluded from participation. 

Through this mechanism, hopefully, one or two trainees from each of the 18 to 20 training programs in the region will participate. Each nominated trainee will submit an abstract by the January 31st deadline. The abstracts submitted should represent original research performed by the trainee in any area of basic or clinical Nephrology/Medicine. Review material or case reports are not acceptable. Presentations will compete in either Clinical Research or Basic Research categories. Although mentors and/or program directors are welcome, resources are not available for reimbursement for travel or related expenses. 

Each trainee will make a ten-minute research presentation with an additional five minutes allowed for questions and discussion following each presentation. The presentations will be judged by the panel of faculty judges to select award winners in each category. The winners from this region will be invited to present in a national competition held in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation’s Clinical Meetings in the spring. 

The abstract deadline is Monday, January 31. 

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